Thursday, September 11, 2008

september 11th ...

7 years ago i was on my way to thunder bay ... to visit my dad who was dieing of cancer ... it was to be the last time i saw him ...

my cousin had offered to ride along - to keep me company for the 8 hour road trip ...

as we tuned into the radio morning news - the events of september 11th unfolded ... we listened in shock and horror ... even contemplated turning around and going home ... after all, thunder bay was so close the U.S. border ... and the U.S. was under attack ...

however, we decided to continue on ... i felt better after calling leo (cell phones are wonderful creations!) ...

such sadness and fear were created on that day ... 7 years ago ...

but days like 9/11 also bring our beliefs to the forefront and strengthen our faith in the One who never changes ... and is Eternal ... regardless of what happens here on earth ...

today my cousin and i will take a shorter road trip ... into the city ... i know we will be talking about that other trip ... and remembering ...

yes ... remembering ....

6 comments:

Pat said...

That memory of that day will unite us all....forever.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Yes I wrote about this today also. You know it is really embedded in my mind for sure just as it is in yours. I dont think I will ever forget it...Sandy

Mari said...

Thanks for remembering - I've been thinking about it too.

Catherine said...

Amen. I'll never forget the events of 9/11 -- where I was and how I heard (on the radio on my drive to work) and everything that happened afterwards (running into the office to tell my boss what was going on, turning on the tv in the conference room and sitting there for the rest of the week watching the news coverage -- no work got done that week, trying to reach my sister-in-law who lives just a few blocks from the WTC -- she was all right, but displaced from her apartment for quite awhile). It seems like it was yesterday, and yet it seems like it was a long time ago.

**hugs**

Tim said...

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away (Rev 21:4).


The last enemy that will be destroyed is death (1 Cor 15:26).


Amen.

Goldwings said...

I think that I may have been the last person to hear about the attacks.

You see, my mom had fallen and broken her shoulder, the day before. Because we were all busy tending to Mom, we never turned on the tv or radio.

It wasn't until I went to the pharmacy to fill a prescription, that I heard about a "terrible accident".

Later on the same day, I went to work - and found out that it was a terrorist attack.

Someone that I used to work with, had a son that was amongst the people who MISSED their flight that day! Seven years later and that still give me goosebumps.